Climb to the Top Boston 2019

The Vegan with the Lesions

Mitch's Story 

Hi All! Mitch here,

After experiencing some out of the ordinary vision problems, I decided to pay my doctor a visit. Sensing that there may have been an underlying problem, she sent me in for a round of MRIs on my brain, and the results weren't what we would have ever expected. A pattern of multiple active lesions and signs of old damage was found. After long days and nights of extensive prodding, poking, and getting very familiar with the inside of an MRI machine, I was diagnosed with MS.

Multiple Sclerosis is an autoimmune disorder where the immune system sends incorrect signals to the brain, and attacks its own nerve cells, causing slow degradation and a long list of not-so-fun symptoms. But DO NOT FEAR! Everyone diagnosed with MS experiences it differently, and my symptoms and pattern of damage are actually quite light. In most cases, MS is a very livable disorder, and medical science has advanced much further than most people realize. Along with my treatment, I will doing everything in my power to stay ahead of this (like reluctantly adding cardio to my routine). I hope you will join me and Caroline in the Climb to the Top 2019! 

Our goal—a world free of MS.

We’ve created a team for Climb to the Top Boston 2019 to help change the lives of people affected by MS and fuel progress toward a world free of MS. We’d love your support as we prepare for this and if you want to do more than make a donation, join us!

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When you make a donation, you are changing the world for people affected by MS. Symptoms of MS range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot yet be predicted, but advances in research and treatment are leading to better understanding and moving us closer to a world free of MS. Most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 50, with at least two to three times more women than men being diagnosed with the disease. MS affects more than 2.3 million worldwide, and there is not yet a cure. Every dollar raised matters to those affected by MS. Thank you for your support.

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